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Claremont McKenna College is pleased to be able to support qualifying families to travel to campus during Family Weekend and Commencement as a part of The Kravis Opportunity Fund with generosity from Mr. Henry Kravis ’67 and Ms. Marie-Josée Kravis. Family Travel Funds are determined by financial aid policy, student status, and available funds, and may vary each year. For example, a student or family may be eligible one year but not the next. Or, a student may be eligible for Family Weekend travel one year, but not Commencement later in their academic career, based on financial aid eligibility and/or fund availability.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement will communicate to all eligible parents and students for Family Weekend support in October and Commencement support in November. Families will have a deadline to reply to the offer in order to be able to extend offers to other families.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend support is prioritized for first-year and then second-year students, and offers of support are based on financial aid package and expected family contributions to their students’ education. A family can only take advantage of Family Travel for Family Weekend once during the student’s collegiate career. Family Weekend support may include:

  • One roundtrip airplane ticket to Ontario International Airport (domestic families) or to Los Angeles International Airport (international families)* or
  • Up to $250 each way for mileage reimbursement if driving your own car*. Mileage is calculated based on home address and IRS mileage rate**
  • 2, 3, or 4 night hotel accommodation at a college-selected hotel (Saturday night stay required) for up to four (4) people
  • Transportation to/from Ontario International Airport and hotel
  • Transportation to/from hotel and campus during Family Weekend (Saturday – Monday)
  • Lunch and dinner provided on-campus either at Collins Dining Hall or during official Family Weekend meals based on registration
  • Registration fees for up to two (2) family members to attend Family Weekend

    *Please note that only one plane ticket or mileage reimbursement can be provided per family, regardless of marital status.
    **Please note that reimbursements can only be made after Family Weekend and travel has occurred.

Should you have a special circumstance, please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to discuss further.

Commencement

Commencement support is prioritized for families of graduates, and offers of support are based on financial aid package and expected family contributions to their students’ education. A family can only take advantage of Family Travel for Commencement once during the student’s collegiate career. Commencement support may include:

  • One roundtrip airplane ticket to Ontario International Airport (domestic families) or to Los Angeles International Airport (international families)* or
  • Up to $250 each way for mileage reimbursement if driving your own car. Mileage is calculated based on home address and IRS mileage rate**
  • 1 or 2 night hotel accommodation at a college-selected hotel (Friday and Saturday nights only are available)
  • Transportation to/from Ontario International Airport and hotel.

    *Please note that only one plane ticket or mileage reimbursement can be provided per family, regardless of marital status.
    **Please note that reimbursements can only be made after Commencement and travel has occurred.
    ***Please note that transportation is not provided between hotel and the CMC campus.

Should you have a special circumstance, please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to discuss further.